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Today's News

  • Ark Encounter agrees to pay safety assessment fee

    The Ark Encounter has agreed to pay the 50-cent per ticket Williamstown safety assessment fee after a lengthy debate with the city council that has spanned weeks.

    Answers in Genesis Co-Founder Ken Ham offered a statement to the Grant County News, in which he explained that Ark Encounter officials never said they would not pay into the fee. He added that the Ark Encounter has been paying into the fee since the city began collecting from businesses on July 1, and offered to pay the city a capped amount of $350,000, later increasing the cap to $500,000.

  • Grant County Public Library hosts How To Festival
  • Family offers $10,000 reward in hit-and-run death

    The family of a Dry Ridge teenager killed in a hit-and-run accident last month is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the driver or vehicle involved in the crime.

    Family friend Peggy Adrian said the family combined their resources to offer an incentive for potential witnesses to come forward with information regarding 19-year-old Logan Michael Cooper’s death.

  • Fiscal court approves budget, 911 fee

    The Grant County Fiscal Court voted to approve their annual budget as well as the ordinance to implement a countywide unit service fee during their regular meeting on June 19.

    The annual budget passed with a 3-1 vote with District 3 Magistrate Bobby Newman voting no.
    The $36 fee on each residential and commercial dwelling in Grant County will fund the county’s 911-dispatch service, and was approved by the court.

  • Summer Fun
  • Laundry hamper left on stove causes fire

    A laundry hamper left sitting on top of a hot stove caused a kitchen fire at Williamsburg Square Apartments on June 19, according to Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

    Whalen said a babysitter and three children were home at the time of the fire, but successfully escaped the unit in time. Firefighters responded at about 1:50 p.m. and subdued the fire within 10 minutes after arriving.

  • Rockin’ the Ridge set for June 24

    Music and fireworks will be Rockin’ the Ridge for a second straight year.
    The City of Dry Ridge’s annual music festival at Piddle Park is set for Saturday, June 24 with country stars Joe Diffie and Colt Ford serving as headliners.

    The biggest news is that admission will be free this year for the day of music-filled entertainment ending with a fireworks display by Casabella pyrotechnics over Lake Pollywog.

  • Fueling the Mind
  • Youth prepare for ‘Annie, Jr.’ at Rising Stars camp

    The sun might come out tomorrow, but the young actors and actresses at the Rising Stars Summer Academy have another week to perfect their upcoming rendition of the musical “Annie Jr.”

    The second annual theater camp, hosted by Grant County’s Stage Right Musical Theatre Company, focuses on building not only the musical and acting skills of aspiring stage stars and starlets, but building character traits that will hopefully last the students a lifetime.

  • Grant County Public Library hosts magic show